Violet Mine

Occurrence in Lander county in Nevada, United States with commodities Copper, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10045933
MRDS ID M233831
Record type Site
Current site name Violet Mine
Alternate or previous names Viola

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.68621, 40.30408 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Nevada Lander

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Mount Diablo 028N 047E 16 Nevada

Comments on the location information

  • LESS THAN ONE MILE WEST OF TENABO.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Rock unit name Valmey
    Rock description Valmey

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.68621, 40.30408

Ore body information

  • Strike E-W
    Dip SOUTH

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Hydrothermal Alteration.

Comments on the geologic information

  • SHALES AND CHERTS OF VALMEY INTRUDED BY TERTIARY GRANITES, BRECCIA AND RHYOLITE DIKES. ALONG CONTACT OF A SHALE AND CHERT IS CHARACTERIZED BY HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION. IN MAIN ADIT CHERTS ACTS AS THE HANGING WALL STRIKING EW AND DIPPING TO SOUTH.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Bullion

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Aaron Mining Co.

Comments on development

  • SEVERAL LONG ADITS, INCLINES, RAIZES AND OTHER UNDERGROUND FACILITY MOST OF WHICH IS REPORTED TO BE IN WORKING ORDER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M233831

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    FIELD EXAMINATION, NBMG, 1982

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1982 Mohsen, Ahmed F. (Tingley, J.V.) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology